I hate to say it, but Thanos is Darkseid done right. DC sucks the superiority
out of Darkseid when they have him job for so many lame characters to look good.
He should become an actual threat again!! ah, well. it least i have thanos
comics to remind me of what Darkseid was originally supposed to be. RIP, jack
Kirby, i hope you're not turning in your grave for what they've done to Darkseid
in Our Worlds at War...
The A.C.E. writes:
On Darkseid's Palace.
With a shimmering sound, Thanos stands before Darkseid who was currently
surveying Apokolips on one of it's windows in the palace's hall.
Thanos: "I have come to bring this miserable planet to it's greatest glory
& enslave the entire DCU to my will... following with your death."
Darkseid: "Do not try my patience, interloper."
Thanos: "Then embrace death! (Thanos fires some cosmic blasts from his
(only a smoulder remains)
Thanos: "Ha-ha-ha-ha! I am the true purple puss! Today Apokolips, tomorrow
(suddenly, Thanos hears a voice)
Darkseid: "I am not a patient man, begone & may the SOURCE be with you!"
(The Omega Effect fires from his eyes hitting Thanos)
Thanos... M.I.A. As to to the smouldring remains... that was Darksied's
Parademon w/ a holo-projector (I don't like clones).
The Dweller writes:
This match is a very intersting event. On one side you have a titan, a mad
titan and on the other hand you have a evil god. Do you get the picture? Well
I'll lay it out for you, a God VS a Titan! Gods and Titans have fought against
each other for eons in greek and other mythologies. this fight will be another
symbol for that effect. My vote is for Thanos because he has shown more power
and destruction while Darkseid has only his Omega Beams. And if you remember a
certain comic book where Darkseid tried too use his Omega Beams on Galactus and
Galactus just laugh them off and Galactus then blasted Darkseid across
Apocalyspe for his efforts. The same thing will happen When Darkseid fights
Thanos. And in the end Darkseid will finally have found his anti-life equation
THANOS WILL DANCE ON DARKSEID'S GRAVE!
Borneo Jimmy writes:
Although I've always liked Thanos as a character --- he's in love with Death,
but she ignores his every gesture; he attains power time after time, but always
loses --- he is, at bottom, an imitation of Darkseid, and he never attained the
intangible...Kirbyness which imbues Darkseid entirely (the REAL Darkseid, not
the Super Friends Darkseid). Kirby's Fourth World is epic, original, and WEIRD,
whereas Marvel's various chronicles of Thanos are just more cosmic superhero
From a strictly who-kicks-whose-ass point of view, I can only observe that
without the Cosmic Cube or the Infinity Gauntlet, Thanos isn't all that
powerful. Darkseid is. Plus he's got a "Mother Box" and Boom Tubes and a
never-ending supply of grotesque minions most of whom are gods themselves.
And the point about Thanos always finding a way to lose is valid; the closest
thing Darkseid has to a weakness is his glimmer of love for his son Orion, which
he never had a problem overcoming. He WANTS to rule everything, whereas all
Thanos wants is some attention from a chick in a purple robe, named Death. Well,
she'll be paying him some attention soon enough...When she carries off his
My vote is with Thanos. Darkseid has been beaten before by many DC heroes,
but the only thing to ever defeat Thanos is his own subconscious. Thanos will
obliterate Darkseid, then his subconscious will bring him back into existance,
and then Thanos will kill him again!
Alex Brown writes:
thaos will lose beacuse he lost to a oser like ka zar a tarzan clone. and
thano has no defence against the omega beam of darksied and will erase thanos
from history, and thanos is nothing but a darkseid clone. Darkseid was created
by the king of comics jack kirby so he has to win
No way does the Dark Titan fail to win this one.
Darksied fails to kill Superman. Darksied couldn't even kill Anarky (a 16
year old kid with Triple Layerd Kevlar) who later stole his powers.
Thanos smacks around Marvel's best and steals god like power. All Darksied
does nothing but stand around with both hands behind his back.
Plus Thanos stared in the way cool Marvel Super Hero Capcom game.
(Just below Dr. Doom of course.)
Stretch Dude writes:
This is a very, VERY tough call, but I say that Darkseid wins, for two
1. Thanos' biggest flaw is his ability to subconsciously cause himself to
2. Even when Darkseid loses, he wins. (Anyone NOT remember the Superman
Dude, this is BS. Thanos has handled the likes Of The Silver Surfer, Thor,
Thing, has shown he can hang with a being named Tyrant, a guy who is near
Galactus league. Thanos was taking blasts from that guy - and giving it right
back. He held his own against ODIN of all people - a being who has shaken the
GALAXY with his power - and got up for more. He took a hit from Magnus when he
had 5 of the infinity gems, and was nearly god. In fact, the only person in his
entire existacne to truly defeat him, is Thor. Thor, who he has also layed low,
and it was even hinted he didn't give his all in that fight.
Darkseid was laid out in 2 blows from Doonsday. Wolverine could have taken
what Doomsday dished out to him. For real. He blased the Surfer with his
overhyped "omega beams" and he was right back up. Orion kicked his ass quite
convincingly, Superman recently dropped hamemrs down on him, and his beams
couldn't even get thru kevlar if I remember correctly.
Thanos controls his body on a molecular level, is a better figher than
Darkseid, more durable, and in a fight - Thanos would crush him.
I'd really like to see someone argue on Darkseid's behalf. Because everyoen
who does, does it from a biased standpoint, and can't counter most of what I
just laid out.
Well, i just wanna say this is a great fight. Kudos to all who suggested it.
anyway, i was going to vote for Thanos simply because he was the Marvel
character. But then, i remembered Darkseid's fight against apocolypse and
decided to vote for him. However, I have a feeling Thanos will win in the end
because of the Fanboy Factor.
Iron Lantern writes:
Hmm. Definitely a close one. Since this is a clash between immortals, a
battle this evenly matched would probably last for years, if not eons. But if I
were a gambling man (which I'm not), my money would be on Thanos of Titan.
Let's look at the matchups:
Intelligence: Darkseid is one of the most brilliant schemers in the DCU.
Doesn't matter. Thanos has outwitted the Magus twice, beaten the Grandmaster on
his home turf, and tricked Mephisto at least once. If this battle is one of
long-term strategy, Darkseid loses.
Power: While Darkseid is arguably more powerful (especially if we're using
the King's Darkseid), the power difference isn't all that significant. The Omega
Effect will not be a factor, since Thanos is simply too powerful. If all they're
doing is tossing around energy bolts, Darkseid has the advantage, but that's not
how the battle will go.
Fighting Skills: Darkseid is a skilled warrior (he has to be to take on Orion
in single combat), but Thanos overtakes him here. Thanos personally trained
Gamora, who is at least one of the top five martial artists in the Marvel
Universe. Thanos has at least held his own with the finest warriors of Asgard.
If Thanos turns this into a hand-to-hand fight, Darkseid will be fighting at a
Speed: Darkseid can cope with Flash-level speeds, but Thanos has repeatedly
slaughtered the Silver Surfer in open combat. Too close to call.
Endurance: Thanos has fought *Odin*. In *Asgard*. And held him almost to a
standstill. Name me one occasion where Darkseid has even matched this. Keep in
mind also that Thanos cannot die, because Death banned him from her realm.
Darkseid is going to have real problems keeping Thanos down.
Crossovers: Yes, Thanos was in the god-awful "Infinity Crusade". But at least
he had enough sense not to show his craggy face in "Genesis", "Rock of Ages",
and the colossally idiotic "Our Worlds at Bore" fiasco.
Conclusion: Thanos spanks Darkseid like Bill Jemas on a hot date with
The Dark Maven writes:
Tough call. I believe this battle already happened once, though. After
careful consideration, however, I go with Darksied, 'cause Adam West said so!
Dizzy D writes:
Thanos will win: he always loses when he attains his goal for universal
domination, because he subconciously knows he is unworthy of universal
domination. In a one-on-one fight he will always win. Darkseid's omega effect is
powerful, but Thanos has shown the ability to defeat opponents that greatly
outclass him with brains, technology and power. Apocalypse lost from Darkseid,
yes, but Apocalypse is a few classes lower than Thanos. The X-men have to band
together to defeat Apocalypse. The whole Marvel Universe bands together to get
their ass kicked by Thanos
Oh come on. Thanos is like Darkseid lite. His name isn't as clever. His
wardrobe is ridiculous. For that matter, he just won't shut-up about how
godawlful mighty and bad he is, despite regularly recieving a beating from the
universe at large.
Darkseid, meanwhile, raises and eyebrow and sets worlds trembling. If Thanos
said, "I will destroy you" (And, believe me, he would say it in far more words
than that), I think the common response would be, "Yeah right." Darkseid can
give you a look and make you realize he's going to squash you like an
End result. Thanos yells about how bad he is for two straight hours. Then
Darkseid looks at him, and Thanos goes back to painting Darkseid's house.
I chose Thanos because he is a better dresser and has a cooler name, and
that's all he needs to win. Besides, the Mighty Tick is never wrong! (though I
miss the two babes, Cally and Clown Girl) Darkseid's butt will be liberally
kicked in good measure, cause Ghost said so!
THE HOT ONE writes:
THANOS iS WINNNING? ????SOMEONE NEEDS TO GET OFF THE CRACK PIPE!!!!!LOOK
ZOMBIES ,I will agree with YOU on the CAP/BATS FIGHT or THE YJ/X WHATEVER FIGHT
(both teams are crappy knockoffs with bad writers)but THANOS is a LOSER .HELL,HE
can't win if he had the infinty rings , G.L.RING,AND a cosmic cube.LOSER.
Everquest Sucks writes:
How can some 1 dimensional character like Dorkside be in the Lead, over a
complicated multi facited character like Thanos?
Thanos=once in love with death has started wars with the heros for many other
reasons such as Power revenge against his family and many times evan for a
Darkside= Ugh im just evil
Thanos 4D Darkside 1D
So on one side we have a guy known for ultimately screwing himself over in
every plan he has ever had, or for the instant stupidity that grips any one that
could possibly give him a challenge in any situation. His greatest plan came
about when he looked in a well of infinate knowledge that told him where to get
On the other side we have a guy known for doing fairly well if ultimately
never truly claiming the victory.
They both rule their own worlds, they both have spaceships. They have their
own seperate kind of armadas. They both have plans to do really (bad) things to
people for pretty crappy reasons. Except that the majority of the time Thanos
seems happy to work with a few cohorts and ignores the use of his other
The "fight" basically goes like this. Thanos shows up with the Superskrull
and say mangong and his other secret defenders cronies.
Darkseid shows up with his planet full of gods, parademons with weapons that
can hurt superman. His armada, and a few other people he just happen to decide
to bring along.
Of course if this is a mano-e-mano kind of fight. Expect both sides to jury
rig the voting and booby trap the arena to their advantage. Thanos will have the
disadvantage of not having a opponents mind liquified, powers weakened, and
actually having a clue what he is doing. Darkseid will have the disadvantage of
actually letting Thanos attack first since he enjoys standing around and looking
at $h&*^% all the time!
It could go either way, so I say Darkseid.
I picked Thanos.
Thanos won't lose from his subconscious. Thanos only loses subconsciously
when he just kicked the hell outta everyone earlier and got bored. When Thanos
fights for good or as a test, his complex doesn't affect him. And even though he
has a complex, Darkseid has a bigger complex. It's the
Thanos has beaten and could kill, easily, the best guys in the Marvel U. (like
Silver Surfer) with his bare hands. And Thanos can't die anyway. He probably
can't get obliterated either cuz of that Living Tribunal ruling involving the
Infinity Gems. Besides, the Omega Beams are Darkseid's greatest strength whereas
Thanos' greatest strength is his brain and that just sounds cooler than some
stupid gimmick that writers have to work around lest they don't want their
characters to die. In the end, although Darkseid is a pretty smart cookie
himself, Thanos will just out-think him.
I can't think of a more evenly matched fight in all the DC/Marvel universes.
However, after long and careful consideration, I am going to give this one to
Darkseid, for a number of reasons.
First, Darkseid seems to have a slight edge on power. I know Thanos can shoot
blasts and is technologically advanced, invulnerable, super strong and all that
other kind of stuff. This was even before he had his powers enhanced by
Darkseid, on the other hand, is invulnerable, super strong, technologically
advanced, and so on too. The difference is that Darkseid's blasts, known as the
Omega Effect, are among the most dreaded in the entire DC universe, capable of
destroying such creatures as the Cyborg and Kalibak with one shot, hurting
Doomsday and even injuring the Silver Surfer in the Darkseid/Galactus crossover.
In the three shot Superman/Doomsday series where Doomsday makes it to Apokolips,
Superman is unable to even dent some missles fired off by the Cyborg, either
with his strength or heat vision. Out of nowhere the Omega beams come and turn
the missles to so much dust.
Darkseid does control a planet of highly advanced and dangerous soldiers, but
Thanos has a habit of wiping out underlings, so I can't give Darkseid any credit
For those who point out that Thanos has attained ultimate power (The Cosmic
Cube, the Infinity Gems,) I would remind them that Thanos also loses these
poorly-conceived plot devices. In particular, the Infinity Gems and Infinity
Gauntlet were bad stories, written in the days when every summer Marvel felt
they had to come up with a more cosmic threat than the last one.
Getting back to the fight, Darkseid is also a lot more interesting than
Thanos. Thanos is a nihilist, and though he is smart, he really is nothing more
than a suped-up killer who wants to kill everyone to prove his devotion to
Death. Thanos has worked with other heroes in the Marvel universe before, but
that quite frankly doesn't make any sense. Someone who wants to kill everything
wouldn't team up with somebody else.
Darkseid wants to rule the universe, and is extremely machiavellian in his
methods, and will try anything. Darkseid teams up with heroes, but it is out of
enlightened self-interest: As soon as the threat to him or his realm is over, he
goes back to his despotic plans. Incidentally, Darkseid does not seem to want to
kill everyone as part of his plans to rule the universe. I think that if
everyone accepted his rule, then he would leave them alone.
The final reason why Darkseid should beat Thanos is the cool factor. Thanos
was a cheap rip-off of Darkseid, but more importantly, Darkseid was created by
the unparalled, legendary Jack Kirby. I don't know who created Thanos, but the
King's work is the best.
I see by the voting tally that Thanos is winning, probably because people
think it's cool that he's in love with Death. Big deal. Darkseid is cleverer,
more powerful personally and overall a much more interesting character. So give
it to the guy who scares Superman, and go with Darkseid.
Cruton the Breadyboy writes:
Yeah, didn't you guys try to have Darkseid in a fight once? I vaguely recall
that you did....I mean, sorta....Darkseid was there...no opponent...Yeah, not
much of a fight.
Still, I believe Darkseid has bitten off more than he can chew here. Now,
let's just put away the whole "but he was single-handed beaten by this one hero
once" crap that I know is going to start flowing. Both of these titans have had
their moments in the realm of the badly written. Most recently, Thanos was
beaten under by Odin-powered Thor, whilst Darkseid, on the WB animated series,
got a nice spankfest courtasy of a P.O.'ed Superman. And these are, again, the
most recent examples. It's not easy to be an impossibly powerful would-be galaxy
waster when the people who write you are switched every two years and have
deadlines to meet....
Oh, yeah, the fight! Well, we basically have two godlike beings squaring off
here. However, if you notice, every time Thanos shows up, he has some magical
jim-jammy thinga-ma-jig that makes even God Kings require a change of diapers.
Darkseid, however, just has his planet's worth of minions and his own
mind-blowing abilities, just the bare basics.
So....Darkseid shows up with armada. Thanos shows up with magical jim-jam.
Apokolypse armies go out like putties in the first PR season. This leaves
Darkseid to face the power of the jim-jam alone, learning too late that jim-jams
are too contrived to be hurt by something as minor as omega beams.
And if the Apokolypse army somehow proves to be able to hold Mister Mad
Titan, I doubt Thanos is above getting The Mighty Mangog to run in with a
folding steel chair the minute things go south. He did it last time.
So, there's my vote......Yeah, yeah, that all made sense. Why are you looking
at me sidewise? Stop that. Stop it!
No matter what, Thanos always subconsciously supplies the tools for his own
defeat. In the original Thanos conquest (Captain Marvel #25-33, if you can find
it!), he discarded the Cosmic Cube, allowing CM to use it against him. In The
Infinity Gauntlet, Thanos allowed Warlock control of the Gauntlet. The list goes
on. In short, Thanos is unable to deal with ruling the universe, and this
inferiority complex gives Darkseid the advantage, even if Thanos is more
Draco 302 writes:
I beleived Thanos would beat the living hell out of Darkseid, and I can give
you 7 reason why Thanos would win.
1. He has the power of COSMIC and is able to increase his strengh and
Durability, also able to shoot powerful force of COSMIC energy thats been known
to knock the Thing,Thor and even the Silver Surfer out Easily.
2.He has been living for thousands of years of Combat,arcane,Technology and
Master of tactics experience
3He has Destroyed half of life in the Marvel Universe and had a power of a
God and no Super Heroe was able to hurt or destroy him.
4.He can never die, because Death Banned him to ever enter her realm and is
able to come back, even if he was destroyed, he can reform himself in
5.He has and I think he still has a vast fleet of alien pirates,including his
own ship that has the capilibilty to destroy a planets surface.
Both opponents have incredible abilities but in the end it will have to go to
Darkseid. I would say that on strength and invulnerability and they are both
evenly matched and they are strategests without compare in there respective
universes. If anyone could outthink Darkseid it would be Thanos and vice versa
but the real tie breaker was there energy attacks. Thanos has a formidable
energy projecting abilities but the omega force is one of the supreme forces in
the DC universe. The energy originates from the source AKA God itself. The
flexibility that Darkseid has with the Omega Beams is just greater then what
thanos can do with his cosmic energy. They can both shoot concussive force
blasts and "disintegrating Beams" but Darkseid could simply capsulize Thanos
before he had the chance to start the fight or teleport him to the phantom zone
or back to the stone age before Thanos could power up. Although Thanos has been
banished from deaths realm Dark has a lot more possibilities then just Destroy
where as Thanos doesn't. Also Darkseid controls and entire planet! He has
millions of parademons and hunger dogs who consider him their god and are
willing to die for him. Thanos controls a few mercinaries that wouldn't give up
their life for anybody. And the final factor in this battle is that Darkseid has
already one against Thanos in the wizard battle between Darkseid and Thanos.